Green Island Discovery tour

The Green Island Discovery tour is the most outstanding value package for seeing this distinctive location on the Great Barrier Reef. A day of sightseeing is in store with transfers, snorkel gear, a glass-bottom boat trip, and up to 7 hours on the island, all included.

Onboard return transfers Great Adventures.
Discover Green Island can take up to 7 hours, with many fantastic options.
Eco Island Self-Guided Walk
Using day facilities (toilets, showers, pool etc.)
morning coffee and tea
renting snorkelling gear
a trip on a glass-bottom boat
Bag from Great Adventures

Green Island, 45 minutes from Cairns by catamaran, is surrounded by a Reef teeming with diverse marine life and home to a unique rainforest environment. It is ready to provide you with a memorable vacation. Enjoy the island’s activities, relax on the beach, and enjoy your day in this tropical paradise. Explore the rainforest, relax on white coral sand beaches, and swim, dive, and snorkel.

You can try a variety of optional activities. Scuba diving, snorkelling, and even walking underwater with Seawalker helmet diving are all options. There are also parasailing and scenic helicopter flights for an exhilarating top-side perspective of the Reef!

There’s even a daily crocodile show at the Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat.

Next, explore other fantastic things to do on Green Island.

Green Island








Return on air-conditioned, fast catamaran
Up to 7 hours on Green Island
Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
Great Adventures beach bag
Self Guided Eco Island Walk
Snorkel equipment hire
Glass Bottom Boat coral reef viewing tour
Use of day visitor facilities
Use of Island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests.

Optional Activities

– Introductory scuba diving
– Certified Scuba Diving (subject to availability on the day)
– Snorkel boat trips
– Seawalker Helmet Diving
– Parasailing
– Beach Hire: Canoeing, windsurfing and beach volleyball
– Scenic helicopter flights
– Marineland Melanesia and crocodile show.

Green Island is a stunning 6000-year-old coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.   This is a beautiful tropical island with pristine white sand and a rainforest.


  • Swimwear and towel
  • Sunglasses and a hat
  • Lycra (stinger) suit if you have one (available for hire)
  • Beach towel and reef-friendly sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money on drinks, souvenirs and optional activities

Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns









First, make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence Street, Cairns). 

Next check-in with the reservations staff at the Great Adventures desk.

Check-in Time: 1 hour before your departure time.

Our friendly staff will issue you with your boarding pass and direct you to the Green Island Ferry.

Next, please sit back and relax as the Green Island boat makes its way to Green Island.

Important Information for Scuba Diving and Seawalker 

Our mission is to provide our passengers with the best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Queensland has strict scuba diving rules and a very safe scuba diving record.

We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations.

We recommend that all clients purchase travel insurance.

Complete our dive medical questionnaire to avoid disappointment on your day of travel. Some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected].

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1.

flying After Scuba Diving 

For a single, no decompression scuba dive, do not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba diving.


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Green Island Discovery Tours


FULL DAY (~7 hours Island Time) -Depart marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm




FULL DAY (~5 hours Island Time) -Departs marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 2:30pm




FULL DAY (~5 hours Island Time) - Depart marina 10:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm




HALF DAY (~3 hours Island Time) - Depart marina 10:30am - Depart Green Island 2:30pm